The campaign of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill today said her three Republican rivals would each give big banks the power to decide who goes to college -- and who doesn't.
The McCaskill campaign said the three GOPers have endorsed plans that would put banks in charge of student loans.
“Rather than putting forward solutions to help make college affordable for Missouri’s middle-class families, Akin, Brunner and Steelman are more interested in allowing big banks to decide who gets to go to college and who doesn’t,” said Erik Dorey, McCaskill for Missouri spokesman.
“Missourians expect their Senator to seek compromise and find solutions that create opportunities for middle class families, but Akin, Brunner and Steelman have all shown they would be a rubber stamp for the special interest agenda in Washington.”
If Congress does not act by July 1, loan interest rates that are currently capped at 3.4 percent would double, affecting nearly 7.5 million students and families, the McCaskill campaign said.